Assessing Shelter Accessibility through HAZUS and Network Analysis
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Crystal Curtis
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where earthquakes are becoming more common, HAZUS was used to visualize impacts on the road network and shelter needs. Data was then pulled and used for a road network and location-allocation analysis to assess whether people could reach shelter and their distribution. While most census tracts were allocated, some were not. GIS allowed for a visualization of a relatively new problem in the hopes to address the side effects, with possible application to Oklahoma.